Baby Audio has announced the release of a new audio effect plugin that takes parallel compression to another level.

Available in light, gray and dark color schemes, Parallel Aggressor processes the dry original sound, a heavily compressed duplicate (Spank), and a heavily saturated duplicate (Heat), and then combines all three signals.

Parallel processing plays a fundamental part in getting a “big” mix sound. By processing multiple copies of the same track and blending them together, you can add more punch to a mix — in a more natural-sounding way.

It’s like teamwork: Multiple copies of the same track – each focused on doing one specific job – can achieve more together than a single copy being processed to death on its own. Parallel Aggressor is based on this simple concept.

Parallel Aggressor BABY Audio

Parallel Aggressor workflow

  • Balance the three parallel signals from the main level mixer.
  • Use the Spank and Heat knobs to dial-up the firepower of the parallel engines.
  • The meters help you set the right amount of Spank and Heat for any audio signal. (Dial the main Spank/Heat knobs until the meters peak right before the orange line).
  • The style knobs inject desirable sonic flavors into the parallel engines. Engage many at once.
  • The solo buttons let you monitor each parallel signal individually for fine-tuning purposes.
  • Turn on Auto Gain to get a consistent plugin output, roughly matching the input level.
  • Output sets the global output level (post Auto Gain).
  • Switch between three different color schemes by clicking the top left icon.

The plugin comes in VST/VST3, AU and AAX formats. It is on sale for the intro price of $29 USD at Baby Audio and distributor Plugin Boutique until August 30th, 2020 (regular $49 USD).

The plugin is also included in the All Plugins Bundle, priced at $120 USD.